Ryan Gomes, Head of Airworthiness and Maintenance Control
Ryan Gomes is the Head of Airworthiness and Maintenance Control at ITPS. He is an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (M1) and a Transport Canada Minister’s Delegate of Maintenance.
A graduate of Centennial College, with over 16 years of experience, he has worked on single and twin-piston and turboprop aircraft since graduating high school. Ryan is responsible for the maintenance of ITPS’s growing fleet currently comprising twenty-four aircraft both fixed and rotary wing. He provides leadership to a team of over sixteen aircraft maintenance specialists and apprentices. Ryan is sought out for his knowledge of Cirrus Aircraft and Continental piston engines, having been a Director of Maintenance at a Cirrus Service Center. He was a part-time College Professor at a Transport Canada Approved Training Organization.
At ITPS Ryan works closely with multiple stakeholders, including the VP, Engineering and Maintenance, Operations Manager and Heads of Training for ITPS and ITTC, to ensure aircraft modifications and maintenance are completed on time and according to regulatory standards and industry best practices. Ryan was the Ontario Technical Skills Competition and Skills Canada Canadian Skills Competition Gold medalist for Aircraft Maintenance. He represented Canada at the World Skills Competition in London 2011 where he was a Bronze Medalist. Subsequently, Ryan was selected to be the 2015 World Skills Competition Canadian Expert, in Sao Paulo Brazil. Ryan actively promotes safety policies and procedures and mentors his team members through regular training.
According to Ryan, being the Head of Aircraft Airworthiness and Maintenance Control at ITPS “is my dream job as it affords me the privilege to work on very unique aircraft and projects that many Aircraft Maintenance Engineers only wish they could.”